Hingham: Cop resigns after admitting to theft of gasoline

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A 34 year veteran of the Hingham Police Department has resigned from the department after admitting to sufficent facts in the apparent theft of gasoline from the town of Hingham.

Criminal charges of 9 counts of larceny totaling $471.23 were filed against Thomas Cadigan. The thefts reportedly took place in December and January.

The charges were brought after an internal investigation by the Hingham Police Department.

Cadigan waived his right to a hearing Monday in Wareham District Court.

He was given a “continued without a finding” for six months, and probation after admitting to sufficient facts.

Cadigan also made restitution to the town of Hingham.

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